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Founded October 27, 1849
Largest city - Eagan
Dakota County is named after the Dakota Sioux tribal bands who settled in the area.
The name is recorded as "Dahkotah" in U.S. Census records until 1851. . . continued
Source: Dakota County Government - Submitted by John Bauer
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Once all land of a township is annexed by towns and cities, township government ceases to exist.
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OBITS: Sumner C. Thurston, Mrs. George A. Thorne, Theodore Thomas
MARRIAGES: Bushman-Smith, Davlon-Shaughnessy, Fries-Horn
PEOPLE: Frank E. Newell, Annis Neilsen and Sarina Neilsen Larson
OBITS: Peter Thompson, William Ryan - submitted by Robin Line
NEWS-CRIME: Charles Quinn
OBITS: John O'Connel, Mamie O. Maddocks, John McQuillan, James Mathews
MILITARY: Soldier News - Francis B. Etherridge
CRIME: Emanuel Stapf, Victim, Sam Short, Michael Cunningham
COURT: A. M. Hayes, John Duke, John Clotter
NEWS-VISIT: Julia Cordozo, Mamie Gibbons, Jessie Vine
KAPOSIA: People - Big Chief Samuel Lowenstein, Maggie Brass
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